Below is a Recruiting Major violation- identify one Bylaw that was broken and reflect on if you were a compliance staff member at this institution- could this be prevented and how would you avoid this in the future?
University A (UA)
Violation Summary: UA failed to monitor its golf program, allowing two former head coaches to engage in recruiting violations, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. Additionally, the two former head coaches failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance. One former head coach planned and scheduled free rounds of golf for five prospects during their campus visits. The former coach mistakenly believed that the prospects could play for free if he did not evaluate and observe them. Since he thought it was allowable, he did not ask the compliance office if the activities were allowable and did not report the free rounds of golf. The other former head coach arranged free rounds of golf, driving range privileges and lodging for prospects, allowed a booster to have impermissible contacts with prospects and involved enrolled student-athletes in impermissible recruiting activities. Like the first former head coach, this former head coach stated his violations were unintentional. He also did not seek approval from the compliance office to purchase meals for the director and trainer of a youth team that included prospects because he was friends with the individuals. Lastly, he knew the rules regarding email contact with prospects, but he did not confirm the age or year in school of 15 prospects before sending them emails.
Part 2: Design a monitoring tool to properly monitor the following:
-Contacts and Evaluations
Make sure to pay attention to sport specific!
*These do not have to be elaborate as this is a first step in monitoring. However, pretend you are hired on a campus tomorrow and you are asked to put together something that monitors these...you will want to start at the Bylaws and then add questions in your form/monitoring efforts that provide you with the information you need to make sure you are conforming to the rules. So essentially- what do you need to know for each of these to monitor and put a system in place to check them. Please let me know if you need assistance!